Opened in 2005 primarily as a match water, the 30-peg Windsor Lake is proving increasingly popular with day-ticket pleasure anglers because it is such an easy water to fish.
Stocked predominantly with common and mirror carp ranging between 3lbs to 8lbs but with the occasional fish up to 20lbs, Windsor also holds a good head of tench to about 5lbs with the average being between 2lbs and 3lbs; skimmer bream to 2lbs 8oz; roach and rudd to about 2lbs; some chub to a similar size and hard-fighting perch to 3lbs.
Although it may has no obvious features such as islands to fish to it regularly produces good pleasure catches and match winning weights of between 70lbs and 80lbs are regularly taken. The Match Lake end of the fishery can fish particularly well depending on which way the wind is blowing.
Windsor responds well to pole and feeder, although for some reason normal waggler tactics tend not to be as effective until later in the year when the temperatures drop and a pellet waggler fished up in the water proves particularly effective. Again 4lb to 6lb line strengths to a 14s or 16s hook are recommended with best baits being sweetcorn, 6mm cubes of luncheon meat and both hard and soft hooker pellets fished in conjunction with a method or cage feeder.